Director: Klimley


Portrait by Stanley Klimley.

A. Peter Klimley

Position: Adjunct Associate Professor

Professional Address:

TEL: (707) 752-5830 (OFFICE/LABORATORY)
TEL: (707) 752-4154 (FAX)

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1982: Ph.D. Marine Biology - Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, California.
Dissertation: Social organization of schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks, Sphyrna lewini (Griffith and Smith), in the Gulf of California.
Committee: Bradbury, J., W. Evans, W. Heiligenburg, D. Nelson, and R. Rosenblatt (Chairman).

1976: M.S. Biological Oceanography - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
Thesis: Analysis of acoustic stimulus properties underlying withdrawal in adult lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris (Poey).
Chairman: Myrberg, Jr., A.

1970: B.S. Zoology - State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York.

Research Interests:

The role of sensory physiology in orientation, predator-prey interactions, ultrasonic tracking and telemetry


Dr. Hammerhead, NOVA/PBS Web Page, research featured and questions about shark biology answered [see hammerhead.asp].

Scientific Articles (Recently Published):

Swimming toward school
of hammerhead sharks.

89.   Teo, S.L.H, P.T. Sandstrom, E.D Chapman, R.E. Null, K. Brown, A.P. Klimley, B.A Block. Submitted. Archival and acoustic tags reveal the post-spawning migrations, diving behavior, and thermal habitat of hatchery-origin Sacramento River steelhead kelts (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Environmental Biology of Fishes. Download PDF

88.   Chapple, T.K., S. Jorgensen, S.D. Anderson, P.E Kanive, A.P. Klimley, L.W. Botsford, and B.A. Block, and A.P. Klimley. 2011. A first estimate of white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, abundance off Central California. Biological Letters, Royal Society. Download PDF

87.   Chun, S., S.A. Hamilton, D.E. Cocherell, J.J. Cech, Jr., and A.P. Klimley. 2011. A lateral-displacement flume for fish behavior and stranding studies during simulated pulsed flows. Environmental Biology of Fishes. Download PDF

86.   Nance, H.A., A.P. Klimley, F. Galván-Magaña, Jimmy Martínez-Ortíz, and P.B. Marko. 2011. Demographic processes underlying subtle patterns of population Structure in the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna lewini. PLoS ONE. Download PDF

85.   Anderson, S.D., T.K. Chapple, S.J Jorgensen, A.P. Klimley and B.A Block. 2011. Long-term individual identification and site fidelity of great white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, off California using dorsal fins. Marine Biology. Download PDF

84.   Bessudo S., G. Soler, A. P. Klimley, J. T. Ketchum, R. Arauz, and A. Hearn. 2011. Vertical and horizontal movements of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) at Malpelo Island in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Environmental Biology of Fishes. Download PDF

83.   Thompson, L.C., S.A. Cocherell, S. N. Chun, J.J. Cech, Jr., and A.P. Klimley. 2011. Longitudinal movement of fish in response to a single-day flow pulse. Environmental Biology of Fishes. Download PDF

81.   Chun, S.N., S. A. Cocherell, D. E. Cocherell, J.B. Miranda, G.J. Jones, J. Graham, A. P. Klimley, L.C. Thompson and J.J. Cech Jr. 2011. Displacement, velocity preference, and substrate use of three native California stream fishes in simulated pulsed flows. Environmental Biology of Fishes. Download PDF

80.   Cocherell, S.A., D.E. Cocherell, G. J. Jones, J.B. Miranda, L.C. Thompson, J.J. Cech, Jr., AP. Klimley. 2011. Rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss energetic responses to pulsed flows in the American River, California, assessed by electromyogram telemetry. Environmental Biology of Fishes. Download PDF

79.   Cocherell, S.A., G.J. Jones, J.B. Miranda, D.E. Cocherell, J.J. Cech, L.C. Thompson, and A.P. Klimley. 2010. Distribution of juvenile and adult rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, during pulsed flows in the South Fork American River, California. Environmental Biology of Fishes. Download PDF

78.   Klimley, A.P. 2010. Electric field. Pp. 205--209 in Mills, D.S., J.N. Marchant-Forde, P.D. McGreevy, D.B. Morton, C.J. Nicol, C.J.C. Phillips, P. Sandøe, and R.R. Swaisgood (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare. University of Lincoln, Riseholme Park, United Kingdom.

77.   Hearn, A., S. Henderson, A.P. Klimley, J. Ketchum, and C. Peñaherrera. 2010. Perspectiva regional. Pp. 7-15 in Henderson, S. and A. Hearn (Eds.), Informe Sobre el Estado del los Tiburones del Pacifico Este Tropical. Conservation International, Washington.

76.   Hearn, A., J. Ketchum, and A.P. Klimley. 2010. Hotspots within hotspots? Hammerhead shark movements at Wolf Island in Galapagos Marine Reserve. Marine Biology. Download PDF

75.   Perry, P.W, P.L. Brandes, P. Sandstrom, A. Ammann, B.M. McFarlane, A.P. Klimley, and J.R. Skalski. 2009. Estimating migration and survival of juvenile Chinook salmon through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Journal of North American Fish Management. Download PDF

74.   Jorgensen, S.J., C.A. Reeb, T. K. Chapple, S. Anderson, C. Perle, S.R. Van Sommeran, C. Fritz-Cope, A.C. Brown, A.P. Klimley, B.A. Block. 2009. Fidelity, homing and population structure revealed using electronic and genetic tag in white sharks of the Eastern Pacific. Proceeding of the Royal Society B. Download PDF

73.   Mora, E.A., S.T. Lindley, D.L. Erickson, A.P. Klimley. 2009. Do impassable dams and flow regulation constrain the distribution of green sturgeon in the Sacramento River, California? Journal of Applied Ichthyology. Download PDF

72.   Hearn, A., A.P. Klimley, and J. Ketchum. 2009. Vulnerability of top predators to climate change and adaptation options for their coastal and pelagic ecosystems: sharks case study. Pp. 42-44 in Hoffman, J., A. Fonseca, and C. Drews (Eds.), Cetaceans & Other Marine Biodiversity of the Eastern Tropical Pacific: Options for Adapting to Climate Change. Proceedings of Conference Adaptación Cambio Climàtico, San Jose Costa Rica.

71.   Grigg, E.K., A.P. Klimley, S.G. Allen. D.E. Green, D.L Elliott-Fisk, and H. Markowitz. 2009. Identifying spatial and seasonal relationships between Pacific harbor seals, Phoca vitulina richardii, and their prey, at multiple scales. Fisheries Bulletin. Download PDF

70.   Jorgensen, S.J., A.P. Klimley, and A. Muhlia-Melo. 2009. Diving of scalloped in anoxic zone in Gulf of California. Journal of Fish Biology. Download PDF

69.   Campos, B., M. Fish, G. Jones, R. Rily, A.J. Allen, A.P. Klimley, and J.J. Cech. 2009. Movement of brown smoothhound sharks in Tomales Bay, California: effects diel and tidal cycles. Environmental Biology of Fishes. Download PDF

68.   Heublein, J., J.T. Kelly, C.E. Crocker, and A.P. Klimley. 2009. Migration of green sturgeon in Sacramento River. Environmental Biology of Fishes. Download PDF


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